Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives at the CTLT provides support for initiatives that improve classroom climate and campus environments across the university, support student success, and strengthen local capacity to approach cross-cultural dialogues effectively. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Our events and programming are open to everyone. For more info visit https://indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc.ca 

The Classroom Climate Series is a set of professional development workshops offered once a month through the academic year and hosted by Indigenous Initiatives. The series provides a space for all members of the UBC teaching and learning community to share teaching and research practices, and to learn more about how to engage in conversations about place, power, and social location. Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions!

CANCELLED: CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – October 27, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • October 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Sign up for other Virtual Coffee Drop-ins HERE. Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others (more…)

Indigenous Initiatives Design Series


Event Date & Time

  • Workshop 1: Motivation and Context
    October 28, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop 2: Positionality and Place
    November 2, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop 3: Design Lab
    November 4, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Note: By clicking the Green “Register” button you are taking the first step in the application process. The second step will be filling out a short survey.  Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (“II-Design Series”):  A three-part workshop series is for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content and ways of knowing into a course or learning project (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – November 4, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • November 4, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Sign up for other Virtual Coffee Drop-ins HERE. Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – November 16, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • November 16, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Sign up for other Virtual Coffee Drop-ins HERE. Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others (more…)

Indigenous Scholars Panel: Decolonization, Indigenization and Reconciliation within STEM

Indigenous Scholars Panel: Decolonization, Indigenization and Reconciliation within STEM


Event Date & Time

  • November 18, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

In this session that is co-presented by Equity and Inclusion in Action: STEM Series and CTLT Classroom Climate Series, a panel of Indigenous scholars within STEM at UBC will share about their work in decolonizing or Indigenizing science and teaching. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how to (more…)

Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies – December 1, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series. Note: This is an application session where participants will apply their learnings from previous Classroom Climate or Anti-Racist Teaching workshops. Because of this, we recommend that participants have attended at least one other session in either of these series before participating in this workshop, and/or bring (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – December 1, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Sign up for other Virtual Coffee Drop-ins HERE. Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – December 14, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • December 14, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)